46 Cozy Sewing Projects

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Get ready for the Fall and Winter with all of these warm and cozy sewing projects. Keep the cold at bay with all this inspiration for your next project.

I live in an area where I get 4 distinct seasons, and I just love the changing of the seasons. It’s fun to plan out the activities for the season, and sew all the things for the next season.

With Fall and Winter coming, I’m thinking about the cold weather, and I’m getting ready with warm items in the coziest fabrics. Get inspired for your next cozy sewing project with this big list. What will you make next?

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Some these projects are large like blankets and chairs, and they require a lot of fabric. Some of these projects are small, and use your scraps of fabric and fusible fleece to add warmth. Some of these are upcycling projects so that you can reuse your sweaters and felted wool to make something great.

DIY Fleece Blanket: 6 Different Ways

Get the Winter Sewing Pattern Bundle with all these sewing patterns!

Get 9 printable PDF patterns of beginner sewing projects for winter and cold weather. The Winter Sewing Pattern Bundle includes 9 easy photo instructions and printable sewing patterns. This is a great way to get enjoy sewing while making warm and cozy projects for the whole family.

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What fabrics work well for cozy sewing projects?

For cozy sewing projects you will want fabrics that are warm and can hold in the heat. Some fabrics to use are fleece, wool, felt, sweaters, flannel, and canvas. You can also use cotton, but I usually add fusible fleece or batting to the cotton to give it an extra layer.

Free Fleece Hat Pattern

Do you love to sew? Try one of these sewing projects:

Cozy Sewing Projects

Free Cowl Sewing Pattern

How to Sew a Cowl Scarf

Learn how to sew a cowl scarf with fleece fabric. Keep your neck warm with this beginner sewing project perfect for gifts!

Free Slipper Sewing Pattern for Women

Free Slipper Sewing Pattern for Women

Learn how to make slippers for women with a free slipper sewing pattern. Use up your fleece scraps to make a great handmade gift!

DIY Flannel and Sherpa Blanket

DIY Flannel and Sherpa Blanket

Learn how to make a DIY flannel and sherpa blanket for a cozy handmade gift. This easy sewing project uses fabric and just a sewing machine!

Free Fleece Hat Pattern

Free Fleece Hat Pattern

Learn how to make a winter fleece hat with a free sewing pattern. This pattern comes in child, teen, and adult sizes for the whole family.

Free Kids Robe Pattern

Free Kids Robe Pattern

Learn how to make a warm kids robe with a free sewing pattern. This beginner sewing project uses flannel fabric and is a great handmade gift.

how to make a blanket scarf

How to Make a Blanket Scarf

Learn how to make a blanket scarf with plaid flannel fabric that is perfect for gifts. This scarf has minimal sewing and a lot of fraying.

DIY Fleece Blanket: 6 Different Ways

DIY Fleece Blanket: 6 Different Ways

Learn how to make a DIY fleece blanket six different ways. Each version is a finish for the sides and is either a sew or no-sew tutorial.

how to sew diy hand warmers

How to Sew DIY Hand Warmers

Learn how to sew DIY hand warmers with flannel fabric. It’s easy to make several, fill them up with rice, and give them as handmade gifts.

free ear warmer sewing pattern

Free Ear Warmer Sewing Pattern for Kids

Learn how to make a gift for kids with a free ear warmer sewing pattern. This beginner sewing project is comfortable because of the shaping. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

free kid slipper sewing pattern

Free Slipper Sewing Pattern for Kids

Learn how to make slippers for kids with a free PDF sewing pattern. This beginner sewing project is great for using up fleece fabric scraps!

how to sew a mug rug

How to Sew a Mug Rug

Learn how to sew a mug rug with scraps of fabric. Use a free sewing pattern and a beautiful print for a unique handmade gift.

button cozy onto mug

DIY Upcycled Sweater Mug Cozy

Learn how to upcycle sweater sleeves into a sweater mug cozy. This beginner sewing project is great for keeping mugs warm, and makes a great handmade gift!

diy infinity scarf pocket

DIY Infinity Scarf with a Pocket

Learn how to make a DIY infinity scarf with a pocket perfect for giving. Use an invisible zipper for this sewing project for a hidden pocket!

Free Balaclava Sewing Pattern

Free Balaclava Sewing Pattern

Learn how to make a balaclava with a free sewing pattern. This beginner sewing project uses fleece or sweatshirting in kids and adults sizes.

free ear warmer sewing pattern

Free Ear Warmer Sewing Pattern

Learn how to make a warm gift with this free ear warmer sewing pattern. This beginner sewing project is comfortable because of the shaping.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

diy fleece blanket with tassels

DIY Fleece Blanket with Tassels

Learn how to make a DIY fleece blanket with a simple trim edge. This is a beginner sewing project that is perfect for gifts.

diy floor pouf

DIY Floor Pouf with Free Sewing Pattern

Learn how to make a DIY floor pouf with beautiful fabric and a free sewing pattern for the perfect footrest. This easy sewing project is great for the home and a gift.

diy triangle scarf

How to Make a Triangle Scarf

Learn how to make a triangle scarf with just a yard of fabric and some tassels or pompoms. This is a great beginner sewing project that makes the perfect gift!

DIY slippers with Fleece

DIY Slippers with Fleece Fabric

Learn how to make DIY slippers out of fleece fabric. Add pompoms or tassels to this one-seam sewing project. It’s a quick and easy gift.

sew mug cozy

How to Sew a Mug Cozy

Learn how to sew a mug cozy for the perfect fall accessory. Use quilting cotton for an easy beginner sewing project that makes a great handmade gift!

sew a pillowcase

Make a Pillowcase with the Burrito Method

Learn how to make a pillowcase with the burrito method. This is a great beginner sewing project, and it makes a great gift for kids!

diy bean bag chair

DIY Bean Bag Chair

Learn how to make a DIY bean bag chair with free measurements! Make a comfortable chair that is great for reading to match your room!

how to make a diy minky blanket

How to Make a Minky Blanket

Learn how to make a minky blanket with two pieces of minky fabric. This is a great beginner sewing project perfect for gifts.

diy kid infinity scarf

DIY Kid Infinity Scarf Tutorial

Learn how to make a DIY kid infinity scarf with this simple sewing tutorial. It's a great beginner sewing project that keeps children warm!

make hat from sweater

How to Make a Hat out of a Sweater

Learn how to make a hat out of a sweater. This upcycling project is a great gift since it’s easy to sew and quick to make!

how to make a fur pompom

How to Make Fur Pompoms

Learn how to make fur pompoms with fur fabric and a hand needle. This sewing project is easy, quick, and perfect for hats or slippers!

make a cheater quilt

How to Make a Cheater Quilt

Learn how to make a cheater quilt that is fast, easy, and you can use any striped or plaid fabric. A cheater quilt is perfect for gifts!

make an infinity scarf

How to Make an Infinity Scarf

Learn how to make an infinity scarf with knit fabric. This beginner sewing project makes a great accessory and a great handmade gift!

diy flannel blanket

DIY Flannel Blanket

Learn how to make a DIY flannel blanket that is a perfect throw blanket. This beginner sewing projects is a quick sew and makes a great gift!

sew rice heating pad

Sew a Rice Heating Pad (or Cooling!)

Learn how to sew a rice heating pad that words for hot or cold therapy. The unique heart shape helps the pad stay on where you need it.

make sweater mittens upcycle

How to Make Sweater Mittens

Learn how to upcycle and make sweater mittens from an old sweater. This is a great way to refashion a sweater and make a warm, useful gift!

sew a dog bed

How to Sew a Dog Bed

Learn how to sew a dog bed with fabric and foam. Make the perfect DIY comfy cushion for your best furry friend.

diy infinity sweater scarf

How to Make an Infinity Sweater Scarf

Learn how to make an infinity sweater scarf by upcycling a sweater! Use a soft sweater to make it cozy for this beginner sewing project!

Check out these other great ideas!

If you make something using this pattern, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!

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I believe small sewing moments can create great joy. Find your own “right” way to sew. -Heather

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